Wayne Jones Audio Introduces the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

Australia’s Wayne Jones Audio has unveiled the bass amp builder’s latest creation: the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp. The comprehensive unit has two independent channels with the second channel having the option of phantom power.

“Listening to endorsees Scott Colley & André Berry I designed this new edition for the endorsee family,” designer Jones writes. “Scott needed one channel for his double bass pick up and a second channel for the phantom powered mic he uses on the bass. Andre needed extended treble frequencies. I also made a few of my own changes to the WJBPII. The WJBPII is designed with a no compromise attitude in Cost, Quality, Components & Features just as are WJ High End High Powered Bass Cabinets.”

The WJBPII’s front panel has independent channels, each starting with an input gain level with a -10dB pad and input clip indicator. Next in the circuit is an optical compressor with a level. Its EQ section has six bands plus a 30hZ boost. A channel selector toggles between the strips while a stereo pan control lets you pan your signal when you’re using dual outputs.

Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp Back

The rear panel has plenty of connectivity with stereo XLR balanced outputs, a stereo/mono effects loop, a foot switch for silent tuning, DI pre or post EQ with level control, an Auxiliary input, and a headphone output.

Here’s a demo/review by Wayne Jones endorser André Berry:

The Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp is available now with a direct price of $1,799.99.

Wayne Jones Audio WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp Features:

2 Independent channels that also can be used together
Channel 1 – 1/4″ stereo/mono input
Channel 2 – Has the option of phantom power or just use it as a second channel
2 XLR balanced Inputs
2 Input gain level controls with -10dB pad & Input clip Indicators for both channels
Optical compressor with level
6 band EQ plus 30hZ boost
Stereo pan control (for use when using 1 or 2 outputs to 1 or 2 WJ 1000 Watt Powered 2×10 cabs)
Channel selector Independent volume control of both channels
Master Stage volume Pre amp Output Indicator
Outside power supply to ensure studio quality noiseless operation, switchable 115/230V
DI Output – Stereo XLR balanced outputs out with Level control, pre or post EQ button & 1/4″ unbalanced. Works in conjunction with the pan control
Stereo/Mono FX loop
Foot switch mutes all output for silent tuning
DI pre or post with level control
Ground Lift for DI
Aux in – 1/4″ or mini jack
Headphone out with level control

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